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Using AI to create better virtual reality experiences

Working at the intersection of hardware and software engineering, researchers are developing new techniques for improving 3D displays for virtual and augmented reality technologies.

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A colorful way to study complex natural systems

Dancing droplets of food coloring housed in hand-drawn lattices could reveal the inner-workings of advanced materials and complex natural systems.

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Douglass Wilde, expert in engineering optimization and design, has died

Wilde, a professor emeritus of chemical engineering and of mechanical engineering, was also a beloved teacher who worked to draw more minority students to the field.

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Trees species are on the move

As climate conditions change, tree species are shifting their ranges. Wildfire is accelerating this process, likely by reducing competition from established species – a finding that raises questions about how to manage land in an era of shifting ecosystems.

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What to expect at Biden, Xi virtual summit

In this Q&A, Stanford scholar Thomas Fingar discusses what to expect when President Biden meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Visiting artist’s play features students and faculty in cast and crew

Shamieh developed the play, which explores race and gender dynamics with a light touch, while a virtual Stanford Denning Visiting Artist earlier this year. The play opens to a live audience at the Harry J. Elam, Jr. Theater this month.

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Combining military service and scholarship

Oriana Skylar Mastro has built two careers simultaneously: one as an academic, the other, as a service member in the U.S. Air Force.

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Stanford honors military service veterans

To commemorate Veterans Day, wreaths will be placed in Memorial Court and Memorial Auditorium, along with a letter from President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, to honor members of the university community who have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Veterans Day letter from Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne

President Tessier-Lavigne’s letter will be placed with wreaths in Memorial Court and at Memorial Auditorium today.

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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’s lasting legacy

On the centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, Stanford scholar Laura Wittman reflects on how the historic monument came to be a widespread symbol for public grief and mourning.

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